On September 23, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $290,000 settlement with Medtronic Interventional Vascular Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic Inc., to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination against Hispanics at their Danvers, MA facility.
In the 2012 fiscal year, Medtronic Inc. was awarded over $33 million in federal contracts, supplying government agencies with medical equipment and laboratory supplies. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20131811.htm.
The OFCCP alleged that Medtronic discriminated against 78 entry-level Hispanic senior production associates by paying them less than white employees in the same position. Medtronic agreed to a consent decree requiring them to pay $290,000 in back pay and interest for pay disparities dating back to April 2008 to the affected workers, along with conducting training for all people involved with compensation decisions. Unlike many of the recent settlements with the OFCCP, this case focused on pay discrimination as opposed to hiring discrimination.
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